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: Caterham: Survival of the Fastest

The world's fastest accelerating production sports car, designed in the 1950s, is in danger of being left behind. Is there a future for the Caterham Seven?

: BBC4 News and Weather

Then Video Nation.

: Dinner with Portillo

Robert Winston, Helena Kennedy QC and the Bishop of Oxford discuss human genetic engineering. Robert Winston presents Walking with Cavemen on Thursday at 8pm BBC1


Host: Michael Portillo
Guest: Robert Winston
Guest: Helena Kennedy QC
Guest: Bishop of Oxford

: Profile

Responsible for directing the US Defense Department after 11 September 2001, Donald H Rumsfeld is profiled.

: The Readers' and Writers' Roadshow

Kinky Friedman, the Texan author and musician, is in the spotlight.


Speaker: Kinky Friedman

: The Legend of Leigh Bowery

Damien Hirst, Michael Clark and Boy George contribute to a profile of the extraordinary fashion designer and performer who died in 1994.


Speaker: Damien Hirst
Speaker: Michael Clark
Speaker: Boy George

: Max Beckmann at the Tate

Branded degenerate by Hitler, Beckmann's pictures reflected his own dramatic life. Andrew Graham Dixon reports from the Tate Modern's major exhibition.


Reporter: Andrew Graham Dixon

: After Dark

Open-ended discussion show.

About this project

This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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